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much for coming on. guys, i'm going to be back here tomorrow hosting fox and friends to join me in will cain, rachel campos duffy, also hosting fox news prime time next week. also, you can catch me with judge jeanine tomorrow. thank you for being this week. i'm back tomorrow and i'll see you all later. ♪ ♪ >> tucker: good evening and welcome to "tucker carlson tonight." this is a bewildering moment as we often note, what exactly is going on? there's a pattern. you look around for a moment, you may notice things that add up. inflation, spiraling crime, collapsing the cities. you're over 40, it could look familiar. it's the 1970s but without the free-speech and running our
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government. as if it couldn't get more perfect, now we have another fall of saigon. you are watching television in april of 1975, he will remember it well. the single most humiliating day in the history of the united states abroad. american officials fleeing in terror as an army swept through the capital city. desperate civilians clinging to helicopters as they took off from the roof of the u.s. embassy. it was a complete disaster, total defeat. we spent more than a decade in vietnam and an end, we lost so no matter how you felt about that, it was painful to see it happen and nobody wants to see it again. last month, joe biden promised we never will see it again. watch. >> some vietnamese veterans see echoes of their experience in this withdrawal of afghanistan, do you see any parallels between this withdrawal and what happened in vietnam?
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>> none whatsoever, zero. what you have is breaking through the gates of our embassy, six if i'm not mistaken. the taliban is not the north vietnamese army, not remotely comparable in terms of capability. there can be no circumstance where you will see people being lifted off the roof of an embassy of the united states from afghanistan. it is not at all comparable. >> tucker: is not comparable. the difference, joe biden told us is that in afghanistan, we can rely on the afghan security forces to keep the savages at bay. they've gotten billions in u.s. tax dollars over 20 years and by the way, they were trained by the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff so we are good, don't worry. last month, let his personal stamp of approval to the afghan security forces. watch. >> the afghan security forces
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have the capacity to sufficiently fight and defend their country. and we will continue to support the afghan security forces were necessary in accordance with the guidance when the president and the secretary of defense. the future afghanistan is squarely in the hands of the afghan people and there are a range of possible outcomes in afghanistan i want to emphasize repeatedly and i said this before the negative outcome is not a foregone conclusion. >> tucker: is not a foregone conclusion. at this point, a military takeover is starting to look like a foregone conclusion. they now have control over a majority of the country including the second largest city. the government meanwhile controls just about 15% of the districts in afghanistan. at this point, they are 30 miles away. analysts say they could fall within days, american troops are
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on their way to evacuate the u.s. embassy. they flew into the city just this afternoon. but it's early. i look funny thing is, didn't seem to see any of this coming, his real expertise as he explained recently to congress is something called white rage. the taliban by contrast are slightly ten or so they didn't seem as dangerous in the januare taliban voted for donald trump, so naturally underestimated them. but others saw very clearly what was coming. three years ago, the inspector general found they had influence over just half the country. that's it. in other words, afghanistan has been unstable for a very long time. always come actually and yet the pentagon repeatedly told us otherwise. we are on the right track now. four years later, another general, "they are winning. so based on those confident
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assessments, officials in washington spent more than $130 billion on nation-building there. for some perspective, that's more than we spent on the entire marshall plan in europe after the world was destroyed, so you have to ask yourself where did all that money go? the pentagon of course isn't really sure were all that money went but internal documents suggest it was wasted. remember those? they make it clear a lot of that money went to the most corrupt people in the country. those documents show that only about two in ten afghan recruits could read or write. that meant among other things i cannot reliably follow orders and apparently they haven't been. for years, afghan commanders have routinely pocketed taxpayer money from the united states with so-called ghost soldiers, appeared on the payroll but didn't actually exist. one recent assessment found between 50 and 70% of police
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positions weren't really live, they existed only on paper. does mark milley know this? the troops who did exist sometimes use their weapons to commit crimes and shoot american troops or officials. an observer estimated that over 30% would take their guns and set up their own private checkpoints to extort travelers. between 2007 and 2013, they killed or injured hundreds of coalition troops. these were signs of a major problem. other soldiers again with money that we sent them began to sexually abuse children. according to a piece in "the new york times," "rampant sexual abuse of children has long been a problem particularly among commanders who dominate much of the landscape. the practice is called boy play in american soldiers and marines have been instructed not to intervene. in some cases not even when their allies have abused boys on
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military bases. so all of this is going on but the pentagon maintains publicly everything was going according to plan you can see where comes as quite a surprise to those of us who took those assurances at face value, just a couple of days ago that the top at the pentagon the increasingly ridiculous john kirby insisted they had turned them into a progressive utopia in santa monica in the mountains. >> watching this from a very early period right after the president gave us the order to draw down, watching what the taliban and is doing, we have noted with great concern the speed with which they have been moving and the lack of resistance they have faced and we have been nothing but honest about that and i will leave it there. >> tucker: so today, because on the people of afghanistan to
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rise up and fight for social justice, the women's rights victories, the afghan government secure. right. meanwhile, the actual country is collapsing at high speeds, pictures right now that the taliban now controls so that's tens of millions of dollars, hundreds of millions worth of resistant vehicles, humvees, drones at the pentagon left behind in afghanistan all of it now belongs to the taliban. somehow, the biden administration is in charge. the u.s. embassy says "we are hearing additional reports they are surrendering afghan troops, deeply disturbing and could constitute more crimes. hilarious. so who's going to run the tribunals? but instead, here's another
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idea. let's figure out how this happened. do we spend 20 years, trillions of dollars, thousands of american lives end up with absolutely nothing but more humiliation, tribesmen shooting at us with our guns as we run away. that is the definition of disaster so rather than just complain about it, let's hold somebody accountable for it for once. half of them had a hand in our failed policy yet they are still employed there. why is that? the pentagon was supposed to build a functional national army in afghanistan to protect the government and they didn't do that people didn't do their jobs and i might about not doing their jobs still wearing the uniform of our country, why is that? good question. so for the first time in a long time, maybe we can hold our own leaders to account for the calamities they have caused. it is the only way to prevent disasters like this from happening again.
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eric prince knows a lot more about afghanistan than a lot of people in charge of our policy, former navy seal we are happy to have him join us now. thank you so much for coming on. before i ask you what we should do, i can't resist asking you that just just hunter biden but under previous administration, they felt the need to use american power for some kind of social experiment to rearrange the traditional society in afghanistan, how is that in our natural interest and why would we do that? >> it's the same collection in washington that has failed for that entire 20 years. they took what was a brilliant victory by special operations on the cia and the first six months after 9/11 and turned it into a massive fail nation-building exercise and it's largely been like a "star trek" cosplay convention where they just sit and talk to each other and delude themselves into thinking they are making progress and it's been the same nonsense and they refused to think about any other ways to solve this problem
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and afghanistan was never really a country and they ignored that and tried to make the central government nirvana ignoring any kind of central or local governments based on their social experiment in the u.s. military replicated itself. they're the most expensive military in the world, replicated itself with a lot of expensive capabilities and we have been beaten by weapons designed covered by largely illiterate goat herders. if there is any shame in washington, there should be a lot of people resigning and if not, they should be fired. >> but they're going to get away with it. i'm sorry to say this. it must frustrate you more than anyone because you spent your life there but they are going to get away with it. the people that did this we made these decisions are going to move on to the next country. >> the really disgusting thing is the people that made those
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decisions in the comfort of their offices don't have to live with a lost limbs, lives, marriages, the real damage and on top of that just today what used to be the u.s.'s biggest base, all the al qaeda and isis prisoners were released so the ones that were released brought to afghanistan are now free and open on the range again. unleashing terror. and we will live with these consequences for years to come. when the u.s. totally failed in vietnam, they were 30 million people dying has a secondary effect of that. trust me, this problem will spread to the region, the taliban never disavowed al qaeda, the cosplay diplomacy that's been going on in the united states thinking they're going to make a deal with the taliban whether it's a trump administration, the same knuckleheads getting really bad
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advice at the national security level have gotten away with the same failed approach. >> tucker: if i take over my crane and kill people, i don't get a promotion and a bigger crane. why is it that only who has a hand in every bad decision in this country has made in the past 20 years has power again, how can this happen? >> we have gone through 18 generals in charge of afghanistan. none of them resigned in disgust because they were restrained from not fighting or from carrying out the operations they way they wanted so they have no excuse. one was fired for embarrassing obama but none have been fired for failing to deliver victory. the taxpayers have done their part, lord knows we spent a lot of money, they have fought well but when you have failed leadership and allowed lawyers to become with the political
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officers were fighting with half measures, it makes it all the waste so i am truly sad for the veterans that see this go. we have lost 60,000 veterans to suicide in the global war on terror, more than we lost in vietnam from despair from seeing it done poorly. divided by sacrifice myself, why do i hang it out there with my buddies every day with half-baked politicians in washington. it's disgusting. >> tucker: it was even sadder than i thought it was going to be but it is true and is necessary and i appreciate your coming on tonight. thank you. so the dhs secretary said in a press conference yesterday the biden administration's border strategy is working. of course it's working, 2 million people coming in the country illegally but privately, even alejandro mayorkas knows that's a lot. fox news has just obtained this
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audio of the dhs secretary admitting the situation is out of control, listen. >> this is unsustainable. these numbers cannot continue. we cannot get to a point where we were a couple of weeks ago and make sure it doesn't happen. >> tucker: a senior writer at town hall, don't know how long he's been on the southern border but joins us tonight. thank you so much for coming on. so you have actually covered this unlike virtually everyone else commenting on it, how do you compare with the administration is saying in public with what you are seeing? >> it's quite simple and the fact that they are lying. i don't know how this is not a bigger deal. you have a dhs secretary admitting with the rest of the country already knows that the current crisis at the border is not sustainable. just today, the chief tweeted out that in one day, they encountered 4,000 immigrants. that's absurd and we are in
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august now and instead what we are seeing a movie of the defenders of the administration, the media focusing on racist republicans being concerned about covid that some of these immigrants bring when they get released by border patrol completely ignoring the fact the high possibility rates but just yesterday, they had a press conference, a latino democrat, they were all expressing concern because they have these migrants and they don't have the ability to take care of them and so they have to spend money to send them elsewhere because there would be a problem with covid there so this whole thing is so maddening especially as someone who has been down there for multiple weeks and seeing the human misery. i've been called a racist for highlighting this and that's fine because the truth is on my
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side. >> tucker: is just so funny for people who are doing this to win elections and get domestic help to call you a racist because you are pointing out the suffering of migrants in guatemala's peak insanity and i'm glad you're not intimidated by it at all. thank you for joining us, good to see you. so we know that tony fauci is strongly in favor ghoulish experiments on bats but those aren't the only experiments on animals he has endorsed including experiments on dogs. details straight ahead.
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birthday party under the name barack obama on the party was for himself. we were told the crowd was going to be both vaccinated and more importantly, sophisticated which would keep them immune from covid but apparently, the crowd was not sophisticated enough. we know that he straight covid cases have been confirmed, the most cases on that island since april. is there a connection? we think so. in addition to funding coronavirus research, we are now learning that anthony fauci conducted research on other animals, dogs. not just to study them, but to kill them. according to documents obtained by a project, the place that dr. fauci runs and has for many years paid 400 grand a year. gave money to infect 28 beagles with parasites. they allowed the dogs to develop and affections and they killed
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them. senior vp at peta and we are happy to have her on tonight. thank you so much for coming on. herding dogs under any circumstances i think is deeply upsetting to most normal people then you could make a case if they're going to save your child's life, okay. doesn't sound like this research was essential, was it? >> it wasn't essential, the most we will probably see out of it as a published paper that will give a little status for the experimenter but this is unfortunately the case with all experiments on animals and this is why peter is saying the leadership at nih has to go. they continue to back this failed paradigm of animal experiments and we know that the 60,000 dogs in laboratories now in the 110 million animals who will die by the end of this year in laboratories will fail to
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lead to anything to help humans 90% of the time. >> tucker: so you can just take 28 beagles because you have a research grant, you don't have to prove that their deaths are necessary are going to improve human life but just because you have the grant, you can kill the beagles. >> that's exactly what's going on. they have a budget of $40 billion in about half of that is going to animal experiments even though we know and nih has published that 95% of new medications and vaccines that were developed using animals failing humans. so why are we throwing off of this budget away on animal experiments? they were pretty ways to do it and it's a very common and straightforward way to get us out of this that has been in place for the last 70 years that nih continues to support. >> tucker: i read that people like that you prefer beagles not
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because their physiology is different but because they are more compliant and easy to please. made me emotional reading that. is that true? >> yes. it's absolutely true. we know from a breeding facility in virginia that we have been trying to get close down where they have 5,000 beagles in cages when they sell them to laboratories all across the world and i think most people we know from surveys are opposed to these abusive animals but if everybody knew that they were an utter failure and that while we wait for cures for alzheimer's disease and parkinson's disease and a plethora of other diseases, we are not spending our research dollars where they belong in the 60,000 dogs in the laboratories in this country right at this moment are not going to lead to that. >> specifically because they are sweet and they want to please you. that tells you a lot. i appreciate your coming on tonight, thank you very much.
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so we listen to democrats talk out loud for a living, couple of months ago we told you they would like to change the demographics of this country so they could have more political control and when they said that out loud, they attacked us but now that data is income of the country is changing and we have the numbers to prove that but it's their reaction to that change that tells you the most. we will have that next. got a new book out and you can get a copy at tuckercarlson
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that's what we set on the show. immediately after, they became completely hysterical and said we were espousing alone on a racist fantasy. in other words, shut up. and then this week, the new census numbers came out and here's what they show. the number of the proportion, the absolute numbers of americans who describe themselves as white has dropped for the first time in our history and the total decline is around 5 million people. that is huge. experts who study demographics for a living were shocked and have never seen anything like this. why did this happen, where did all these people go and why? they are americans, remember. as leading democrats put it, who cares? if you are white people in america is a great thing and we should celebrate. >> right now, stephen miller and donald trump are in mar-a-lago and are throwing up because this is not the america they want to see. >> her name is susan rice and
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she is one of us and guess who was in a funk at trump office? >> tucker: did you hear that? her name is susan rice, she is one of us, meaning she's democrat, no, me and she is not right. it's the nonwhite people during the extinction of white people. it's that evil. you wanted to encourage permanent racial division, that is exactly how you would talk on television. these people are completely out of control, they are dangerous and is not just cnn, there is no more divisive thing you could say on television. there is no way you could more quickly and more permanently wreck the country than to encourage people to gloat over the decline of a race.
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seriously? imagine any other race people talking like that, it's nuts. but again, members of congress are talking that way or pretends to serve in congress. >> look at where the population is and that's how we win or have to try to win in the census numbers because the population growth has been in the cities and in the suburbs of minorities and that's what gives us some leverage. >> tucker: got that? democrats when we have fewer white people in the country and that's what they are celebrating. she just said that out loud. you should never say anything like that out loud, but they are for "the washington post" columnist jennifer rubin join the cheering. fewer white people she said is fabulous news. then we need to prevent minority white rule. do you recognize that phrase >> kennedy: south africa,
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that's what she wants. south africa. she said it, we didn't. but wait a second, what about the numbers? what happened to those white people now missing from the census? it turns out many of them perished in the opioid epidemic, hundreds of thousands of young americans mostly from rural communities dead from drug overdoses. a columnist from "the washington post"'s cheering that, their deaths are fabulous, she says. it's hard to know how to respond to that. so we're going to pull back and let pedro gonzales, we are happy to have him join us now. thank you so much for coming on. you wanted to wreck the united states and cause actual conflict, he would talk like jen rubin. why are they talking this way? >> because this is about power and control and the funny thing about the rubin narrative is basically white people are being
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marginalized you're not allowed to notice them and not allowed to talk about it and if you disagree with them being marginalized, you are racist. it's racist of course because supposedly white people are the villains of human history. the truth is the specter of white supremacy is used to fuel the growth of a corrupt political order and the whites the victims in the system. you look at things like wages and life expectancy, those have fallen for the white working class while they risen for all other groups. you look at our culture of affirmative action, we disadvantaged them and we do it by lowering expectations and standards for everyone else. it deaths related to suicide and as you noted drug overdoses and alcohol related illnesses have soared for middle-aged white men and women in the last 20 years. and people like jennifer rubin can say you deserve it, i'm going to spit on your grade and you're not allowed to notice or do anything about it. all of this as a result of deliberate policy choices.
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it's also the republican party problem. the ruling class in this country has deconstructed in the nation it was entrusted to govern and invited millions of people into this country and told them he just point to a white person and say it's your fault. with psychotic but historically, this is what imperial and colonial governments do. they encourage division between groups in other words making people hate each other is a point. the neoliberal politics of racial grievances of demographic deconstruction for about poisoning and the moral character of americans and making them so hateful to each other that they don't notice people like the unit party actively trying to destroy their lives. >> tucker: we just need to talk about americans. hundreds of thousands of americans have died of opioid ods and the only one in washington who notices his
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george floyd so how do you think americans feel about that if your nephew or son just died at 22 of an opioid o.d. and jennifer rubin said that is great news, you are going to get something horrible if you keep acting that way, or in? >> it's fundamentally dehumanizing. you are completely stripping people of the thing that makes them human and reducing them to points on a board. fewer white people in this country like you said is a good thing and if you are a white person and you hear this, what is your reaction going to be? you are basically stoking -- there's no way to put this nicely, you are ginning up racial hatred between different groups in this country that might otherwise get along and you're doing it for either political or ideological reasons. not sure which is worse. whether you really believe in out stuff forwards means to an end. in either case, if you want to destroy a society, this is how you do it. >> tucker: and they are going to be people super radical as
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well, no doubt about that. i appreciate it, thank you so much. so andrew cuomo is on his way out and told that's a good thing, he harassed women. one of the people who actually read the eternal general support is a reporter who doesn't like andrew cuomo but thinks it is worth pausing and asking what that means for the rest of us.
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>> tucker: so the attorney general of new york wants to be governor of new york who by the way is not worth defending, but it's worth knowing the details of what happened. the democratic party immediately decided to cut his ability to raise funds and impeached him. wait a second, what is going on? nobody asked that question. michael tracy loan of the very few who did because he is independent journalist we talk
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to him, not a fan of andrew cuomo but it's worth knowing what happened and talk to him on tucker carlson today and part of that really interesting conversation. >> i have no affinity for andrew cuomo. i have disdained him for years going back covering different campaigns of his so i don't view andrew cuomo as somebody who needs defending. however, i will be a manufactured consensus is something that needs rebutting. >> tucker: i'm sorry, i have to interject one second. i don't know what you're about to say but i suspect i'm going to agree with you. i've known him for more than 20 years, he's a totally weird guy with authoritarian impulses, super insecure, kind of crazy, not stupid, i will say. and i think there are a lot of things you could criticize him about his tenure as governor
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which is been wrong in all good but what they were attacking him for. >> you might be able to ascertain that there is at least some basis for these attacks but if you read the report that was put out, that was supposed to be this bombshell revelation, i don't think anybody else read it. this was an attorney general. >> tucker: you're the only one. >> they have a we or temperament to want to read an attorney general report that is painstakingly going through all the purported wrongdoing committed by andrew cuomo, i accept that. that's my job, so i did it and accuser number two. so accuser number two is arguably the most significant accuser because what she came out with in her claims gave the
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impression that it was this mounting scandal like a snowball effect because once you have more than one person coming out in public and making allegations, that gives credence to what is being alleged when the right? accuser number two's central claim is that as a professional adult political operative who worked in the governor's office, she was "groomed by cuomo. her interpretation of his overtures or conduct towards her were such that she later says she came to believe she was being groomed by him. now grooming is a concept ordinarily that gets applied to adults preying on children to habituate them into becoming receptive to sexual advances but this is an adult appropriating the nomenclature of grooming to apply to cuomo. >> tucker: you are taking language seriously.
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>> i would think that we should be a little bit specific or discerning when we are dealing with allegations like this because it gets enshrined as president down the lines of a could affect someone else who holds esteem and cuomo. so now that he has resigned, it's almost going to be taken as an article of faith and we are compelled here by to just believe any adult who said they were groomed by a political figure. it doesn't make any sense. she wasn't even alleging any illicit physical conduct necessarily, she was just giving her interpretation of this progressive operative who ended up in the governor's close orbit and look, i know it can be gratifying to say we can cheer for the downfall of cuomo and maybe there is some gratification there if you have pent up resentment toward him but i'm more interested in
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probing logical incongruities and the basis for the false consensus that ends up such that we are all kind of kind of ensnared by these new moral totems that seems to have been erected overnight. >> tucker: so you when you don't work for "the new york times," you can't think clearly. the full interview is on tucker carlson today and on fox nation right now. we showed you stories of parents fighting back against mask mandates for kids and letting his school board know what he thinks. oh, oh, oh, ozempic®! my zone... lowering my a1c, cv risk,
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>> tucker: forcing students to where max at school doesn't help
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anyone not get covid and hurt students. they are telling the school board so that would include our friend matt walsh recently said this. >> covid poses almost no risk to our kids at all, 4.2 million children have tested positive, a total of .008% of them have died. the cdc estimates that 480 kids died from the flu and that's more than have died from covid in a year and a half. did anyone on this board suggest to any point that year that kids wear masks, did anyone suggest at any point to anyone wear masks for a flu more dangerous to kids than covid? >> tucker: matt walsh, good for him. one of our favorite guest hosts. there is something so inspiring. you talk for a living, but to see you do it in that context standing up for your own children is just a wonderful thing to watch. what kind of response did you get to what you said?
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>> it was interesting in that room. it was pretty well split great of course, i'm sure they were scowling at me but the good thing is they were wearing masks so i couldn't see it but it turns you into this faceless expressionless set of floating eyes, that's what the government wants us all to be that when i am in the room, it's pretty illuminating and i'm glad that i went not just to speak but to see it and experience it because what i saw and felt was so much fear. there is a totally justified fear of the so-called anti-masters who are pro-freedom and pro-sanity but on the other side of it, you have these parents who really believe that if another child breathes near their kid, their kid will die. in fact, a child with his nose and mouth showing is a threat to murder their children. that's really what they believe in because it's what they've been told. there is no data for this at
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all. in fact, this is one of the things -- one of the only things we've known about this virus from the beginning that has remained true and the data has supported all along is that this virus poses very little threat to children and that's a really good thing. there are a lot of horrible things but one thing we can be grateful for is it doesn't affect children that much but i think the powers that be realize that a lot of us are tired of this and if you really want to manipulate some portion of the population coming up to start telling us that it's coming for our kids because that's a devastating and devious but really effective tactic for a lot of parents. >> tucker: so you are just making an ideological case, making a fact-based and data heavy case with the numbers, how do they respond to that, do they throw their set of numbers back at you? what was their reaction? >> they did not serve any numbers at all.
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they didn't have them. but they had was anecdotes. i know someone who knows someone who has a kid that supposedly died of covid. they threw their own emotions and how afraid they were in all of that because they don't have the data. all the data is on the side of the equation. i know i'm not the first person to make this but it's really important point, it is true. the flu kills more children in a single season than covid kills in a year and a half and if you didn't call for a masking and have never called for masking during flu season, why is that? did you not know that they existed or how they worked? you knew they were there and you knew how they worked but you knew it would be unreasonable to force kids to wear masks. you change your mind now, it's only because of the fear tactic in the propaganda because you've been afraid, made to be afraid and you've abandoned your better powers of reason and that's the only reason. >> tucker: so grateful that you turned your considerable
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powers, your awesome powers in the direction of protecting your own kids and i hope you inspire a lot of other people. matt walsh, thank you very much. brand-new episode of tucker carlson today with michael tracy is on we are back monday. have the best evening and a happy relaxing weekend with the ones you love. we will see you monday. ♪ ♪ >> welcome to the special edition of hannity. i am leo 2.0 terrell in tonight for sean. biden's far left agenda is failing in every corner of the world. it is as undeniable as ever. from the disaster of the southern border to rising inflation and rising gas prices and crime across the country, joe biden is failing on every front and overseas, appears to be more interested in appeasing


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